Handmade Spiderman Party Favors

by Jen Kim

Spiderman is a beloved comic, a favorite television series, a blockbuster movie series and even a Broadway show. The masked superhero has no shortage of fans, which is why throwing a Spiderman theme party is the smart choice for any comic book fan. Make your own inexpensive Spiderman-themed party favors, using basic crafting materials, and your guests will find themselves in a web of delight.

Masks

Let guests decorate plain masks to create Spiderman costumes. Purchase plain black or red masks from any party supply store. Provide guests with black paint, markers, stickers, glitter, rulers and cut up sponges to use as brushes. Guests can create their own party favors, using rulers and permanent markers to draw the webs on the mask face. They can also paint different colors on the mask, using the sponges. Keep a few extra masks handy, in case of painting mistakes.

Green Goblin Slime

For kids who love slime, this fun recipe is sure to please. In a large bowl, dissolve one tablespoon of Borax in a cup of water. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup white glue and additional 1/4 cup water until smooth. Combine 1/2 cup borax solution, 1/2 cup glue solution, and a few drops of green food coloring in a small plastic bag. Close the bag, eliminating the air. Knead the bag until you have a slime consistency. Store the bag in a refrigerator until ready to use. Make several of these bags and label them "Beware: Green Goblin Slime." Hand them to each guest.

Spider Man Art

Let guests create their own spider art, using black yarn, glue and card stock. Cut up several small lengths of black string or yarn. Arrange the string into a web shape on the card stock and adhere it with glue. Guests then fold pipe cleaners into little spiders and stick them all over the web. Provide Spiderman stickers, markers and glitter for more decoration options. Punch a hole at the top of the card stock and tie a piece of string through it to hang.

Lollipop Puppet

Make a tasty little Spiderman stick puppet, using a lollipop. Cut out an oval shape from a piece of red craft foam. The oval should be bigger than the lollipop. Draw Spiderman's eyes on first, using a black permanent marker. Draw the web on his face, starting at the center of the oval, using a glitter pen. Let dry. Attach the back of the mask to a wrapped lollipop, using a glue gun.

About the Author

Since 2008, Jen Kim has been a professional writer and blogger, working for national publications such as Psychology Today and Chicago Tribune affiliates. She holds a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University.